Phone * If you have your land, what's the Street Address, Suburb, State, Postcode
We'll have a look online to see if we can find other information about where you're building.
What's the Lot # and DP #?
For plans, contracts and when we contact council we'll need this info
Council of house *
List the council where you'll be building if in NSW.
ACT VIC, SA, NT, TAS, QLD NSW councils below: Albury City Council Armidale Dumaresq Council Ashfield Council Auburn City Council Ballina Shire Council Balranald Shire Council Bankstown City Council Bathurst Regional Council The Hills Shire Council Bega Valley Shire Council Bellingen Shire Council Berrigan Shire Council Blacktown City Council Bland Shire Council Blayney Shire Council Blue Mountains City Council Bogan Shire Council Bombala Council Boorowa Council The Council of the City of Botany Bay Bourke Shire Council Brewarrina Shire Council Broken Hill City Council Burwood Council Byron Shire Council Cabonne Council Camden Council Campbelltown City Council City of Canada Bay Council Canterbury City Council Carrathool Shire Council Central Darling Shire Council Cessnock City Council Clarence Valley Council Cobar Shire Council Coffs Harbour City Council Conargo Shire Council Coolamon Shire Council Cooma-Monaro Shire Council Coonamble Shire Council Cootamundra Shire Council Corowa Shire Council Cowra Shire Council Deniliquin Council Dubbo City Council Dungog Shire Council Eurobodalla Shire Council Fairfield City Council Forbes Shire Council Gilgandra Shire Council Glen Innes Severn Council Gloucester Shire Council Gosford City Council Goulburn Mulwaree Council Greater Taree City Council Greater Hume Shire Council Great Lakes Council Griffith City Council Gundagai Shire Council Gunnedah Shire Council Guyra Shire Council Gwydir Shire Council Harden Shire Council Port Macquarie-Hastings Council Hawkesbury City Council Hay Shire Council Holroyd City Council The Council of the Shire of Hornsby The Council of the Municipality of Hunters Hill Hurstville City Council Inverell Shire Council Jerilderie Shire Council Junee Shire Council Kempsey Shire Council The Council of the Municipality of Kiama Kogarah City Council Ku-ring-gai Council Kyogle Council Lachlan Shire Council Lake Macquarie City Council Lane Cove Municipal Council Leeton Shire Council Leichhardt Municipal Council Lismore City Council City of Lithgow Council Liverpool City Council Liverpool Plains Shire Council Lockhart Shire Council Maitland City Council Manly Council Marrickville Council Mid-Western Regional Council Moree Plains Shire Council Mosman Municipal Council Murray Shire Council Murrumbidgee Shire Council Muswellbrook Shire Council Nambucca Shire Council Narrabri Shire Council Narrandera Shire Council Narromine Shire Council Newcastle City Council North Sydney Council Oberon Council Orange City Council Palerang Council Parkes Shire Council Parramatta City Council Penrith City Council Pittwater Council Port Stephens Council Queanbeyan City Council Randwick City Council Richmond Valley Council Rockdale City Council Council of the City of Ryde Shellharbour City Council Shoalhaven City Council Singleton Council Snowy River Shire Council Strathfield Municipal Council Sutherland Shire Council Council of the City of Sydney Tamworth Regional Council Temora Shire Council Tenterfield Shire Council Tumbarumba Shire Council Tumut Shire Council Tweed Shire Council Upper Hunter Shire Council Upper Lachlan Shire Council Uralla Shire Council Urana Shire Council Wagga Wagga City Council The Council of the Shire of Wakool Walcha Council Walgett Shire Council Warren Shire Council Warringah Council Warrumbungle Shire Council Waverley Council Weddin Shire Council Wellington Council Wentworth Shire Council Willoughby City Council Wingecarribee Shire Council Wollondilly Shire Council Wollongong City Council Woollahra Municipal Council Wyong Shire Council Yass Valley Council Young Shire Council Are you or your builder doing the building approvals? Usage of your granny flat
How are you going to use it?
Rent out Art or fitness space Live in (you or another person) Work out of Choose your size
What size/price range?
What Do You Really Want? *
We just want to help you get what you want as fast as you want.
I just want your granny flat kit (materials shipped) I want Viva to design and build my granny flat I just want to use your granny flat design What Foundations do you want? *
Slab on ground is most thermally efficient. However piers/joists are the cheapest, they're also best for slopes & owner builders
Slab on ground (best thermal performance) Piers and joists (more cost effective, good for slopes & owner builders) Either slab or piers/joists (not fixed either way) Choose Your Finish
We're getting closer to working out which option is best for you
External walls clad, interior walls earth render (easiest, fastest & cheapest) Rendered both internally (earth) and externally (lime) If you have your land, please select if you know you're in these building zones Dream Date You'd Like to Move In *
We'll try to help you. First, we need your help to work out your timing:
- Plans (if you use the Viva granny flat design allow 1 month, if you have a custom design allow 3 months)
- Council (depending on your council and land allow anything from 4 weeks to 2 months)
- Pricing (usually our granny flats are a standard price. If you want changes, we'll have to make adjustments)
- Contracts (allow 1-2 weeks for you to know everything)
- Build time is a few weeks from when we're ready to start and you've got approvals, finance and contract organised
Have you started: a budget, a plan of your granny flat *
We just want to see how far along you are. If you need help or not
Finance, have you got your finances organised?
If you are using a bank, do you have pre-approval
We've found that for us to help you, it's important that you are practical and realistic. So that means being proactive, get clear on what you can and want to afford. Start a budget in excel. Get quotes for site costs so you know what costs what
Budget for these Services & Site costs *
Examples of Site costs include: council fees, engineer's plans, geotech report, surveyor's plans, special reports (wildlife, bushfire, nature), driveway, landscaping, BASIX, drawings
Services include: power, water, water tanks, gas, solar PV, septic
- Include cost to buy land in addition to site costs, if you haven't already got your land - incl stamp duty and legalities
NOTE: Site costs can be around $20,000 to $50,000 depending on what you need to do.
Budget to Build Your Granny Flat Only (not incl land, site costs) *
It's important for you to know what you can afford and whether we can help you achieve your goal. Our goal is for you to have a really great building experience with us. For you to have surplus money after we've built is a great goal for everyone.
- Please read our FAQ to see what our estimates are.
Total cost of your project *
Add Site costs (excl land cost) + Granny Flat build budget
= your overall project budget... simples
Picture your dream granny flat... what does it look like?
Sometimes people have an idea in their mind what they want. Can you please, in less than 500 characters, tell us what looks and feels like.
The more information you give us about what you are thinking of, the better it is for us so that we can get a snapshot quickly.
Yes I understand....
Please check box showing that you agree and understand the following (click CTRL on your keyboard to multi select):
We've read Viva's FAQ on their website Know I have to be proactive to get a granny flat built Yes I'm working on getting approvals & services hooked up Am realistic with my timing and cost estimates That working with a builder requires open communication, respect and trust. Let's be nice & chat That Viva choose to work with great people to help create them a beautiful natural home, we'll work together
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